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New ag meetup to focus on family farm, farmland transitionsNew ag meetup to focus on family farm, farmland transitions

More than Dirt: Come learn strategies for farmland ownership & entering, expanding, or exiting the business.

Mike Downey

June 22, 2023

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I am pleased to announce a new ag meetup me and my partners at Next Gen Ag Advocates will be hosting called: Farm Talk Friday!

This is open to all farmers, landowners and ag professionals interested in the future of family farms, farmland, and agriculture in general. 

We will meet once a month and participants will have the opportunity to learn and network with industry experts on a certain topic or topics each meeting, including question and answer sessions. Future topics to include, but not limited to:

  • Family farm & farmland transition options

  • Strategies for entering, expanding, and exiting the farm business

  • How to better connect farm producers with retiring farmers, inheriting landowners & land investors

  • Timely & pertinent issues in Agriculture affecting family farms

  • Planning for what’s to come in the business of farming

This is a virtual meetup held on the first Friday of every month at 9 a.m. CST. The group and future email notifications will be hosted through the Meetup platform. You can join the group through the meetup platform here.

You may also email me at [email protected] for the Zoom link, or if you have any specific topics you’d like us to address in future meetings. Our first meetup is Friday, July 7.

Should farmers invest off the farm? Off-farm income and diversification have been the top buzz words in the other meetup I host: Passive Investing for the Ag Community. This is hosted through our Farm Raised investor community and also held virtually the first Friday of every month at 10 a.m. central. If interested, you may join the group, here.

Downey has been helping farmers and landowners for the last 23 years with their family farm transition, estate planning, leasing strategies, and general farm advising. He is the co-owner of Next Gen Ag Advocates and an associate of Farm Financial Strategies. Reach Mike at [email protected].

About the Author(s)

Mike Downey

Co-Owner, Next Gen Ag Advocates

Mike Downey is co-owner of Iowa-based Next Gen Ag Advocates and an associate at Farm Financial Strategies. His passion for helping farmers and landowners stems from his own farm roots, growing up on his family’s grain and livestock farm near Roseville, Ill.

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